During a sitting on Thursday, Lithuania's State Defence Council discussed the latest information about the changes in the the security situation of the country and the region. The council has decided to review the conception of the armed state defence, which was adopted back in 2011, and update it to the current geopolitical situation.
Presidential Palace
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This was the only information on the Council's sitting provided in an official press release by the presidential office.

Seimas Speaker Loreta Graužinienė, who took part in the sitting, refused to give any comments.

"I cannot issue any comments because it was a sitting behind closed doors. All information will be provided in a press release by the presidential office, I cannot say any more," she told reporters on Thursday after the sitting.

The State Defence Council consists of the president, the prime minister, the speaker of the Seimas, the minister of national defence, and the commander of the Armed Forces. The State Defence Council is headed by the president of Lithuania.

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